The best activities for children and teenagers

Family activity in Paris and the Ile-de-France region

What to do in Paris with children and teenagers on weekends, during school holidays or on Wednesdays? Our selection of fun activities, from family leisure in Paris or in Ile-de-France (less than 100km from Paris).

With a toddler or young child (between 0 and 6 years old), for activities outside the home, we rely on the early-learning activities or outdoor games to develop autonomy, motor skills and their 5 senses. It goes from the unavoidable Guignol (or plays and concerts for very young audiences) at the pony ridesto parks and gardens with playgrounds and animal watching (zoos, aquariums and especially educational farms).

With the older children (from 6/7 years old until pre-adolescence around 10 to 12 years old)), everything is easy, it's a very nice age group. They're curious, creative, playful. and in great demand for outings and activities outside the home. This is a very nice age. Children need to be fed and are eager forlearn and of discover. For this age group of 6 to 12 years oldwe love activities that mix play and pedagogy like the Escape Games in outdoor, playful and cultural. Or thematic guided tours which will help them discover a part of French or Parisian history, a district, a painting movement while having fun. And always, thea poolthe skating rink, workshops (the Kapla Center), parks (Disneyland Paris or France Miniature).

With tweens and teensIt's getting complicated. You're going to have to be inventive and creative in your proposals (to get them off their screens). Propose to them... an Escape Gamea ride in an electric Quad or on an electric scooter with an animator who's fishing, a trip to the bowling alley or visits to the theme of Street Art (big hit with teens). Say the words. Asterix Park or Disneyland ParisIt always works !